Capacity Results for the Noisy Shuffling Channel

Ilan Shomorony, Reinhard Heckel

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Motivated by DNA-based storage, we study the noisy shuffling channel, which can be seen as the concatenation of a standard noisy channel (such as the BSC) and a shuffling channel, which breaks the data block into small pieces and shuffles them. This channel models a DNA storage system, by capturing two of its key aspects: (1) the data is written onto many short DNA molecules that are stored in an unordered way and (2) the molecules are corrupted by noise at synthesis, sequencing, and during storage. For the BSC-shuffling channel we characterize the capacity exactly (for a large set of parameters), and show that a simple index-based coding scheme is optimal.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2019 IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory, ISIT 2019 - Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781538692912
StatePublished - Jul 2019
Event2019 IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory, ISIT 2019 - Paris, France
Duration: Jul 7 2019Jul 12 2019

Publication series

NameIEEE International Symposium on Information Theory - Proceedings
ISSN (Print)2157-8095


Conference2019 IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory, ISIT 2019

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Information Systems
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Applied Mathematics

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